(Zin-fan-dell) Perhaps the world’s most versatile wine grape, making everything from blush wine (White Zinfandel), to rich, heavy reds.
Food pairings: very much depends on the freshness/heaviness of the wine; tomato-sauce pasta, pizza, and grilled and barbecued meats.
Districts: only found in California.
Typical taste in varietal wine: often a zesty flavor with berry and pepper.
Via: French Scout
- Behind the List: Wine grapes top list of most valuable crops (bizjournals.com)
- 2014 Calif Wine Grape Crush: 3.91 Million Tons, 3rd Largest Ever (wineindustryinsight.com)